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AC/DC take Best Headliner gong after Download show

AC/DC take Best Headliner gong after Download show

AC/DC were honoured with the Best Headliner gong at the UK Festival Awards for their performance at Download Festival back in June.

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UK Festival Awards 2010 shortlists announced

UK Festival Awards 2010 shortlists announced

The final voting stage for the UK Festival Awards 2010 is now open, giving fans the definitive say on another amazing festival season.

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Want to improve festivals? Take part in our Festival Census to tell organisers exactly what you think!

Want to improve festivals? Take part in our Festival Census to tell organisers exactly what you think!

Ever wanted to be able to directly tell festival organisers what you think of their events? Anything you particularly love and want to see more of? Or the things that niggle you? Maybe you've got a brilliant idea for ways to improve them...

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AIF: Rising artist costs may lead to festivals closing down

AIF: Rising artist costs may lead to festivals closing down

The rising cost of booking artists for festivals could see events closing down in the future, the Association of Independent (AIF) has said.

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Strutting Aerosmith drop curtain on Download 2010

Strutting Aerosmith drop curtain on Download 2010

Aerosmith crowned Download Festival's 2010 celebrations with leopard skin style as they brought Sunday to a close at Donington Racetrack.

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Rage induce White Riot at Download 2010

Rage induce White Riot at Download 2010

It was a White Riot at Download, as Rage Against The Machine capped Saturday night at Donington, with a set that talked as much to the mind as the body and heart.

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AC/DC rock purpose built stage at Download

AC/DC rock purpose built stage at Download

AC/DC brought a whole lotta Rosie and much, much more, as they closed a short but sweet first day at Download Festival 2010.

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RATT pull number of European festival dates

RATT pull number of European festival dates

American glam rockers RATT have cancelled a slew of European festivals including this week's Download and the upcoming Hellfest.

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WIN, WIN WIN: last minute Download tickets!

WIN, WIN WIN: last minute Download tickets!

Courtesy of Tuborg, we've got four pairs of Download Festival tickets to give away and we're giving you four different ways of winning them - but act fast!

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Wolfmother cancel UK festival dates

Wolfmother cancel UK festival dates

Wolfmother have been forced to cancel their appearances at Download Festival and T In The Park, organisers have announced.

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15 more acts confirmed for Download 2010

15 more acts confirmed for Download 2010

Sum 41 head up the latest acts confirmed for this year's Download Festival Coattail Riders and Kerrang! cover stars My Passion also unveiled.

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Download dedicates stage to Ronnie James Dio

Download dedicates stage to Ronnie James Dio

Following the tragic news of the death of Ronnie James Dio over the weekend, Download have announced today (17 May) that they will rename their second stage to The Ronnie James Dio Stage.

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Napalm Death join Download Festival 2010 bill

Napalm Death join Download Festival 2010 bill

Napalm Death have been brought in to replace The Used at this year's Download Festival after the group pulled out for unforeseen circumstances.

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Suicidal Tendencies and more for Download

Suicidal Tendencies and more for Download

Suicidal Tendencies are among 14 new acts revealed for this year's Download Festival.

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Download, Wireless to introduce 'smart chip' wristband

Download, Wireless to introduce 'smart chip' wristband

Download, Wireless and Hyde Park Calling are set to trial 'smart chip' wristbands this summer in a bid to combat ticket fraud.

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Loads more for Download Festival

Loads more for Download Festival

Download Festival fans that waited up until witching hour last night were treated to 22 new bands set to play the event this summer.

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HOT TICKETS: Download Festival 2010

HOT TICKETS: Download Festival 2010

Day tickets for this year's Download Festival go on sale at 9am this morning (Tuesday)

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122,215 apply for Rage Against the Machine gig

122,215 apply for Rage Against the Machine gig

122,215 fans have applied for tickets to the free Rage Against The Machine show at Finsbury Park, London on 6 June, the BBC has reported.

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Final Download 2010 headliners revealed

Final Download 2010 headliners revealed

Rage Against The Machine and Aerosmith have been confirmed as the final Download Festival headliners.

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News imminent on Rage Against The Machine UK shows

News imminent on Rage Against The Machine UK shows

Details of Rage Against The Machine's free UK gig 'should' be revealed later this week, Download's festival booker Andy Copping has confirmed.

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Download Festival flag ban gets mixed response

Download Festival flag ban gets mixed response

Fans' reactions have proved to be poles apart following the decision by Download Festival organisers to ban flags in the main arena.

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HOT TICKETS: Download Festival 2010

HOT TICKETS: Download Festival 2010

General sale tickets for this year's Download Festival have gone on sale this morning (Friday).

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AC/DC to headline Download Festival 2010

AC/DC to headline Download Festival 2010

As predicted by Virtual Festivals, AC/DC are to headline this year's Download Festival with support from Them Crooked Vultures.

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Merry Christmas from Virtual Festivals

Merry Christmas from Virtual Festivals

Virtual Festivals would like to wish all of our users, old and new, a very merry Christmas and a memorable New Year.

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AC/DC self-confirmed for Download Festival 2010

AC/DC self-confirmed for Download Festival 2010

AC/DC look likely to be confirmed as headliners for next year's Download Festival after an over-enthusiastic admin on their official website revealed the band will be playing.

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HOT TICKETS: Download Festival 2010

HOT TICKETS: Download Festival 2010

Early bird tickets for next year's Download Festival go on sale today (Thursday) at 9am.

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Download 2010 earlybird tickets on sale Thursday

Download 2010 earlybird tickets on sale Thursday

Early bird tickets for next year's Download Festival will go on sale at this year's prices on Thursday (19 November).

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Fans wanted for Download Festival memoir book

Fans wanted for Download Festival memoir book

Ian Carroll, author of The Reading Festival: Music, Mud and Mayhem, is looking for your favourite Download Festival stories to publish in his new book.

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Green Day announce big summer shows for 2010

Green Day announce big summer shows for 2010

Green Day have announced two large outdoor shows in the UK next summer.

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